St Mary

Welcome to the page for St Mary's Witcombe with Bentham. 

We are part of The Greenway Benefice, which includes ourselves and our sister churches, Holy Trinity Badgeworth and St Paul's Shurdington  Click here  for a link to the Benefice page and our other churches.

For the most up to date information about special services and events, please visit our Facebook page @greenwaychurches

Our church is open, we are holding services both physically and on-line, and we are continuing to be a supportive Christian presence in our local communities.

St Mary's church is open for individual private prayer daily from 10am to 4pm and at other times  by arrangement with the churchwardens.  Visitors are asked to follow any current Covid guidelines, including safe distancing, use of hand sanitiser, wearing face masks or face coverings etc. Thank you.

2022: Services are currently held at St Mary's at 11am three times a month, with a benefice service on the fourth Sunday (this rotates around our three Parishes)

You are very welcome to come along any Sunday - you will be warmly welcomed, but please do check the Services and Events tag to see which church the fourth and fifth Sunday services will be held at.

You can also join us online - every Sunday the main service from one of our three churches is livestreamed on Facebook, we also hold several weekday on-line services.

For the most up to date information about special services and events, please visit our Facebook page @greenwaychurches

How else are we being church at the moment?

We know that not everyone is comfortable to return to their pre-pandemic level of activities yet, and recent events have affected many people's lifestyles.

Worship resources are available online and via email. We are livestreaming worship on our Facebook page, and some services are now on Zoom - see the Services and Events section for details. 

Our Pastoral Care team can provide a listening ear, and our Greenway Gifts project can help with practical support. Please check the monthly News sheet in the News and Notices tag for details of these.

New YouTube Channel

We now have a YouTube channel "Greenway Churches". Anyone can go to the channel to watch worship videos from our Facebook services, as well as special worship videos for children. Do take a look and subscribe to receive notifications when we add new videos.

Because church is still church, wherever we are. 🙏


The parish of Great Witcombe: St Mary is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Gloucester’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services

Click here to link to our Safeguarding Policy

Click here to link to the Diocesan website for information and contact details if you have any safeguarding concerns. 

Our local contact for safeguarding issues is Mrs Rachel Cottell 01452 715034 or email [email protected]

Get in touch

Reverend Susan Cooke

The Vicarage
School Lane
GL51 4TF

Our website

Midday Prayer online

Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday at noon for 25m
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wherever you are

- because we can still be church wherever we are.
Live from Facebook (see link below) at noon:
(if not live on the Greenway Churches page it is uploaded there by about 12.30)

Live streamed service Prayers Fresh Expression of Church Event held in a Private Home Event held in a Vicarage Event held in a Nursing/Care Home

All our church news, notices and events across the benefice for the current month. (updated 12th May)
NB- readings and prayers for each week are published separately.

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